Two arrested in Berlin Borough, one charged with having IED

During a search of the residence, detectives located an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D), in a bedroom along with materials that would be used to make additional devices.

The following is a release by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office on Monday, April 8:

Don Lee Wheeler, 40, and Jemma Love, 30, both Berlin residents, were charged on April 6, after a narcotics search warrant was executed at their home.

On Friday, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Suburban Narcotics Task Force, Berlin Borough Police Department and the Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team executed a search warrant at the residence on Day Avenue in Berlin Borough.

During a search of the residence, detectives located an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D), in a bedroom along with materials that would be used to make additional devices. The Camden County Sheriff’s Department’s Bomb Squad responded and removed the I.E.D. and materials. Area residents were evacuated for a period of time while the CCSD Bomb Squad removed the I.E.D. and materials. Officers seized crystal methamphetamine, heroin, five rifles, four handguns and U.S. currency from the residence.

Wheeler was charged with Possession of an Improvised Explosive Device, according to the Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colallilo and Berlin Borough Police Chief Millard Wilkinson. Wheeler was also charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS, three counts of Possession of a Weapon During a CDS Offense, three counts of Possession of a Handgun, one count of Maintaining a Fortified Premises, Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of CDS.

Wheeler was arrested and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing.

Jemma Love was charged with Possession of CDS and was released on a Summons.